24 x 18 in
© Sebastian Sandu
In all major religions, color goes much deeper than surface decoration. Buddhists believe that meditating on the individual colors and their essences is a way to achieve spiritual transformation. In Hinduism, proper use of color is believed to keep people happy and cheerful. In the Qur'an, it is written that the inhabitants of paradise will wear green garments of fine silk. In Christianity, purple is the color for penitence and mourning, but it’s also the color of royalty, demonstrating the anticipation and reception of the coming “king”. In Judaism, blue represents the sky and spirituality. Red symbolizes blood and sin, while white represents purity from sin. What is the color of your beliefs?
SPECTRUM proposes itself as a reflection on the powerful role that a “color” plays in understanding a person and, above all, on how individuals decide to present themselves through their specific choices. The idea was materialized from personal “color” preferences, not necessarily actual colors, but maybe social, cultural, religious, political choices, more or less metaphorically translated into color concepts or meanings. SPECTRUM should be: first - a conversation about color in general, a journey through different cultures and traditions; second and most important, the project is a celebration of EQUALITY!